Trained volunteers head to classrooms around King County to support teachers in their writing curricula. We help edit student work and guide research, making for more in-depth writing projects. We can enhance the final products by collecting work in chapbooks or assisting with publishing parties.


Even with the most herculean efforts, it can often be difficult for teachers to devote to each student the individualized attention required for successful writing and research projects.

Our extensive roster of trained volunteers can help by providing Seattle teachers with in-class support for teacher-designed writing projects. With the teacher acting as director, Fearless Ideas volunteers help edit student work and guide research. We make it possible for teachers to assign writing projects that might otherwise be impossible.

Interested teachers should click on the In-Schools Request link at right. If you have any questions, you can contact the BFI Programs department at

“I feel so lucky to live in a city with this kind of resource for our students!”

- Suanne Kauffman, Proyecto Saber teacher at Ballard HS